The early Believers on Jesus Christ, as we have covered many times before, absolutely refused to fight in the fleshly wars that men always start and drag others into through various lies and schemes. They would not even defend themselves from the Romans, or the so-called “Jews” that persecuted and killed many of them. Stephen is a good example.
Act 7:59 And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. Act 7:60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.
Christians fighting in wars for the empire or their local governments is never what The Lord intended for His people. We have covered that before also, many times, not going to do it again here. Read the following Bible verse carefully:
Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
I think that says it all, instead of amplifying that, we just want to point out to the “Christian” that still feels compelled to fight, the consequences of dong so. Because “Christians” were led astray to do the fighting and killing for their respective countries we've had endless wars, from the Crusades to the modern Crusades to defeat the evil terrorists. Many people say to me if we didn't fight World War II we'd all be goosestepping and saying “Heil Hitler”! I say to you if the “Christians” in Germany hadn’t been deceived and turned from the commandments of our Lord, then the similarly deceived “Christians” in America, Britain, France, etc, wouldn't have had anyone to fight in the first place.
The early believers focus was upon preaching the Gospel, not delivering it at the end of a rifle barrel. Social justice, feeding the poor, the widows and orphans, and again PREACHING THE GOSPEL! That seems to be far down the list of things to do for the modern “Christian”. These things will happen when you conform to the world, or the “church” that you go to does.
You say the Bible teaches us to obey our government, to obey our religious leaders? Is that right? No, it is not. If all the children of Israel would have obeyed the civil and religious leaders during Jesus' ministry on earth and after, then there would have been no disciples, no New Testament, no spreading of the Beautiful Gospel! But, praise be to God, some did obey our Lord and the truth can still be found, outside of the conformed to the world “church”!
A true follower of Jesus Christ today must know and remember that the kingdoms of the world belong to Satan (Luk 4:5-6), the governments, for the most part and beyond a shadow of a doubt the American government, are led by satanic puppets. Endless war based on lies will continue until His glorious return.
Rev 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
If a Christian is deceived into fighting in these wars they will be doing the bidding of Satan, not defending freedom, not protecting their country or family. Lies, lies, lies and more lies, watch the video below, there is no such thing as a “Just War”, another lie from Satan. “Just War” is in fact an oxymoron.
Don't let your government or their controlled media, your teachers, or even your church or pastor talk you into taking part in these wars that benefit only Satan and his followers, the war profiteers, the banksters et al.
If the church you attend doesn't teach this, doesn't warn you to avoid this, then it is hopelessly conformed to the world and you should seek fellowship elsewhere.
Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.